About This Trip
- 1 - 2BangkokThe Grand Palace Complex, Long-Tail Boat Ride, Wat Arun
- 3AyutthayaBang Pa-In Summer Palace, Ayutthaya Historical Park
- 4 - 5Chiang MaiWat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Baan Chang Elephant Park
- 6Chiang Mai - Khao SokHead to Khao Sok via Surat Thani and Board on Your Raft House
- 7Khao SokKhao Sok National Park Exploring
- 8Khao Sok - PhuketBoat Safari and Kayak Guided Tour in Khao Sok National Park
- 9 - 10PhuketBeach Vacation, Optional Water Activities
- 11Phuket - BangkokDeparture
Day 1: International Arrival, Bangkok
Sa-wa dee, welcome to Thailand! Your hospitable guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Bangkok, the bustling capital of Thailand, is a charming city with typical tropical cityscape filled with the alluring aromas of the unparalleled Thai food.
Day 2: Bangkok, Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew
In the early morning, stroll around the colorful flower and vegetable market and take a deep breath on the fragrance of the beautiful blossom and fresh fruit! Next, pay a visit to the gorgeous Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew inside it.
After lunch, start your leisurely long-tail boat tour along the canal. It's an interesting experience to see traditional Thai houses and true Thai life. The final stop is fantastic Wat Arun, a temple whose design is very different from the others in Bangkok.
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Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
After breakfast, drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you'll visit is Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, the most beautiful summer palace once used for Ayutthaya monarch after King Prasat Thong. Later, you will proceed to the Ayutthaya Historical Park to explore Thailand's cultural heritage. You will visit three sites including Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit.
When the tour ends, your private driver will transfer you back to your hotel in Bangkok.
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Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
After breakfast, you will leave for Chiang Mai by flight. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and take a short rest at noon. Later, drive up the well-paved, winding road till you reach the magical staircase leading to the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which is one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai.
Optional activity: Traditional Kantoke Dinner Show.
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Day 5: Chiang Mai, Elephant Day Care
Today, you will make some new friends by visiting the inhabitants of Baan Chang Elephant Park. After leaving the hotel at around 8:30 to 9:00, 50 minutes later you will be meeting, playing with, touching and bathing the elephants which live in this sustainable, ethical tourism park. After a vegetarian lunch for yourself, you will help prepare another for the elephants then feed them. Before returning to Chiang Mai, the Elephant's Day Care ends with a visit to the nursery area to meet the delightful baby elephants
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Day 6: Chiang Mai - Surat Thani - Khao Sok
Free at leisure until be escorted to the airport for your flight to Surat Thani. Upon arrival, meet your guide and start the tour with a visit to the community temple near the dam, where you can experience the charm of a traditional Thai Village.
And then go to Rajjaprabha Dam, after buying snacks for your overnight trip there, board your long tail boat to be transferred to the raft house. Upon arrival at the floating bungalows check into your very own traditional Thai style floating bungalow.
About Raft House in Khao Sok: Known widely as floating bungalows, these authentic Thai raft houses are popular accommodations for world travelers visiting Khao Sok National Park.
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Day 7: Khao Sok National Park
After breakfast, take the morning to enjoy the surroundings of the raft house, go for a swim, or make use of the kayaks! For lunch, you will enjoy Thai curries made in the southern style, along with locally produced fruit.
After lunch, in the early afternoon, you will go on a hike through the jungle in Khao Sok National Park with your local guide to get a glimpse of the lush scenery found in part of the world's oldest forest, containing rare and exotic plants and animals.
Return to the raft house in time to relax and cool off before another lovely dinner of traditional Thai fare before going on an evening wildlife spotting safari.
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Day 8: Khao Sok - Phuket, Wildlife Safari & Kayaking
Rise before breakfast and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee before boarding your long tail boat for a wildlife safari, sometimes with morning mist. From your boat, you may see Macaque monkeys, Dusky Langurs, Great Hornbills, and even the occasional wild Elephant! Upon return at the raft house enjoy the breakfast.
Around 10:30 am you will hop aboard a kayak for a guided tour of the surrounding area to experience the peace and serenity lake and have a chance to see some of the more skittish animals who are more sensitive to noise. At noon, return to the raft house for lunch and check out.
After arriving the pier around 14:00, you will be transferred to your hotel in Phuket (about 3hrs driving).
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Day 9: Phuket, Free Day
You will have two free days next. Get into all that this nice place has to offer, from the vast beach to crystal-like seawater to exotic foods. Have a good time!
Day 10: Phuket, Free Day
Continue to enjoy your free time in this beautiful island. Waking naturally and book a day tour from the hotel on you own and spend a memorable day here.
Day 11: Phuket - Bangkok, Departure
You will have free time till the hotel arranges a transfer for you to the airport for the flight back to Bangkok, no arrangement for you at Bangkok airport today, you will arrange your own way to get to your flight to your next destination from Bangkok airport.
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